New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke says the club will take a patient approach with Bradley Wright-Phillips.

The English forward, who joined the MLS club in July after departing Charlton Athletic earlier in the summer, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since the September 22 win over FC Dallas.

Wright-Phillips, who missed the weekend's draw with Seattle Sounders, is also expected to sit out this Saturday's home meeting with New England Revolution and may even be out the trip to Houston Dynamo the following week.

"Bradley is definitely out this weekend," said Petke.

"His prognosis is more of wait until the hamstring feels better and then we get him out doing the light training and stuff, so that could be the next week, it could be the week after."

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